Reduction in training

Practice closes after losing half of its GP partners

24th August 2017

A practice in Doncaster has announced plans to close one of its branch surgeries ‘as early as possible’ when the … Read more

A third of GP trainees do not intend to work in NHS after qualifying

17th August 2017

GP leaders described the findings as ‘incredibly concerning’, warning they could have ‘disastrous’ consequences for the NHS. Published in BMJ … Read more

NHS maternity wards in England forced to close 382 times last year

8th August 2017

Maternity wards in England were forced to close their doors 382 times in 2016, according to new figures that have … Read more

Grantham A&E unit’s night closure policy to remain

7th August 2017

A decision to close a hospital accident and emergency unit overnight has been backed by the government. United Lincolnshire Hospitals … Read more

NHS staff shortages to blame for big rise in cancelled operations on children and young people, Labour warns

17th July 2017

Operations on children and young people are being cancelled in huge numbers as NHS staff shortages bite, Labour reveals today. … Read more

Revealed: scale of hospital staff shortages in top Tory areas

7th June 2017

The maternity unit at the main hospital used by Theresa May’s local constituents is so severely understaffed that wards are … Read more

Thousands of children’s operations cancelled each year, NHS figures show

5th June 2017

Paediatricians’ leader says figures obtained by Labour are further evidence NHS is being pushed to the brink. Thousands of operations … Read more

Union condemns cuts to school nurses

16th May 2017

Cuts to crucial services are jeopardising the health of England’s children, nursing leaders are warning. The Royal College of Nursing … Read more

NHS pay cap ‘must be lifted’

8th May 2017

The pay cap on NHS staff must be lifted because it puts patient safety at risk, NHS bosses say. NHS … Read more

Are there 6,700 fewer mental health staff?

7th May 2017

The claim: At least 6,700 mental health nurses and doctors have been cut from the NHS in England since 2010. … Read more